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KS1 Nativity or Christmas Show Recount Writing Pack

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Are your pupils performing a version of the Nativity or putting on a Christmas show this year?

This resource pack can support purposeful writing about the performance, with pupils writing a recount of the show that they performed. Planning sheets and time adverbial cards are provided to support pupils to organise and sequence their ideas for writing.

This resource includes:

Show Time writing prompt
Recount planning sheet
Time adverbial cards
Themed writing paper
Teacher notes

What is a recount?

A recount is written in the past tense about events that have happened. Examples of texts that are recounts include: diaries, an account of a school event or trip out, an historical account of events, letters and postcards, newspaper articles and retelling well-known stories.

National Curriculum English programme of study links:

Y1
- To say out loud what they are going to write about
- To compose a sentence orally before writing
– To sequence sentences to form short narratives
Y2
– To write about real events
- To plan or say out loud what they are going to write about

  • Show Time writing prompt
  • Recount planning sheet
  • Time adverbial cards
  • Themed writing paper
  • Teacher notes
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